|Wow, looking pretty sophisticated in that stance!|
It was really fun watching JTK and Leon play and I was able to get a picture of Joe sincerely smiling! YAY Those are priceless. Sometimes I think people think I'm crazy because I have so many more pictures of dogs than I do my son, but the dogs cooperate much more readily. This past December when we were at lunch with some friends I had my new camera and I kept trying to get a picture of Joey. Well, guess what? The camera flashes a red beam that lets you know it's about to go off - with or without flash! From then on, I've been doomed in trying to get some good pictures of Joey where he's not intentionally acting up. I love this picture as well because he's wearing a great tshirt he got for Christmas from Janet. It is one of the coolest Harry Potter tshirts I've ever seen - it says MUGGLE in giant letters with the Harry Potter lightning bolt making up part of the letter "M". It was such a cool gift and Joey loves it. Don't both Joey and Leon look happy??? I know he loves his old lady dogs, but there's nothing like playing in your back yard with a rambunctious young one.
|DAMN YOU Leon!!!!!!!|
Leon got his name because Joe named him after a computer voice program that I got him for Christmas. He loves this thing called "Vocaloid" where you can create music with a synthesized voice. Leon is one of the few English speaking versions and I was able to order it through a great online company called Sweetwater. They had the best customer service I've ever dealt with - they're a music supply company which is too bad because if they sold other electronics I would exclusively use them. When I placed my order, they actually emailed and called me to thank me for the order. They had to order it from Japan, so it took a long time to arrive so we didn't get it until after Christmas. I couldn't order it any sooner since I'd been unemployed so long! But I think it made even more of an impression on him because it came in boring January. He's been fascinated with Vocaloid for a while and this is the first generation of "voices" so it's more computerized sounding than current versions. So ... this is how Leon got his name. Joey always puts a lot of thoughts in his names and I can't tell you how relieved I am that I can actually pronounce it. I think Joey is too. :)